FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Following on from our Class Dojo posts about online safety, I thought you might be interested in the app Net Aware. It is available to download through the Apple App Store or Google. It’s produced by the NSPCC and is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games. You can learn about privacy settings and safety guidelines. It gives you minimum ages for each app. How easy it is to sign up, report abuse and adjust privacy settings. You can also find out how likely your child is to come across inappropriate content. It’s a really useful little app to have. Hope it helps.
Musical.ly is a social network for sharing user-generated music and videos. Many children enjoy the ‘lip-sync’ element of the app as well as browsing videos created by others. Videos are generally shared between groups of friends and can be saved as private, but the other content is freely available and is not ‘policed’.
The app’s terms and conditions states that it is not to be used by children under the age of 13. The terms and conditions say that it is intended for users over the age of 18.
In addition, musical.ly links directly to another app entitled live.ly which has no safety settings and permits anybody to enter into a conversation with your child. Through this, they are at serious risk of being exposed to extremely inappropriate content and conversations.
There are current ongoing investigations with the police andCEOP into claims of grooming via this app. We consider this to be a valid threat to the safety of young people using musical.ly and would encourage parents to consider the removal of the app from their devices.
We would recommend that parents access the following links to make informed decisions regarding allowing your child to use Musical.ly and other similar sites:
SCHOOL DIARY Sunday 30th April – Friday 5th May
SUNDAY – FBS Ground force day. All volunteers very welcome from 10am. Children are welcome, however you are responsible for your own child and class 1 outside area will be out of boundsdue to works being undertaken. Please contact Hannah Gilles for further details. (Contact details can be found on Class Dojo)
MONDAY – Bank holiday.
TUESDAY – Last day to return school photo orders.
WEDNESDAY – Guitars.
3.15 – 4.00 Gym club for children selected for the gym competitiononly.
FRIDAY – Premier sport fun PE day.
Premier sport American football, after school club 3.15pm – 4.15pm at £3.50 per session. Please remember to book and pay online –www.premiersport.org
MONDAY – Spelling Bee competition at lunchtime, all childrenwelcome.
TUESDAY – School Photos. We are able to offer Non school siblingphotos between 8.40 -8.50am only, please go straight to theschool hall.
WEDNESDAY – Guitars.
FRIDAY – School reports being sent home.
Easter service 2pm in the Church, ALL welcome.
FBS Easter fayre in the Church straight after the service.
NO Premier sport American football, after school club will beavailable.
Nit Night – Please remember to check and treat if required yourchild’s hair tonight.
MONDAY – Every class will be having a fun multi sports lesson provided by High 5 sports. Please can you ensure ALL children have a full named PE kit in school.
WEDNESDAY – Guitars
THURSDAY – Parent and child Willow making workshop 3pm -5pm. Only 8 spaces available please book via Mrs Wallington.
FRIDAY – Class 1 open afternoon from 2pm. If you cannot attend and would like to make alternative arrangements please contact Mrs Jones.
After School Clubs
Monday – Drama
Tuesday – Children’s choice sport
Wednesday- Craft club, we will be finishing our hall science display.
Thursday – Golf provided by Littlestone golf club.
Friday – Film club
Child led play will also be available at all session. To book please see Mrs MacBean or via after school club phone 07935976949.
Premier sport will also be running American football 3.15pm- 4.15pm @ £3.50 per session. To book please see Mrs MacBean.
MONDAY 6th – Please help us to inspire the children by returning your aspiration butterflies today.
THURSDAY 9th – If you wish your child to stay at ASC and go straight to the start of the disco, please let Mrs MacBean know BY today. This is so we can ensure we have enough food/staff for all the children staying. We will be providing a light tea of baked beans or spaghetti on toast. Thank you.
FRIDAY 10th – Last day of term. Last day to return Solihull application forms. Any queries about this course please see Mrs MacBean.
FBS school disco 5.30pm -7pm in the school hall. Please remember to purchase your tickets from Dianne Ashby or the office. If purchasing tickets from the office please place £3.50 in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and emergency contact number. Thank you.
ASC will run to the start of the disco, please book a space by Thursday.
SUNDAY 12th – Sunday School, Brookland Church 10.30am. All welcome.
PE KITS – Please ensure ALL children have a named full winter (tracksuits and trainers) PE kit and indoor PE kits in school everyday. We have red PE shorts and white PE t shirts available to purchase from the office.
Wraparound care phone – 07935 976949
SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS this week are:
Monday – Modelling club. This week we will be doing hama beads or moon-dust modelling.
Tuesday – Handball/Benchball/Dodgeball or Basketball.
Wednesday – Craft club. We will be starting making items for our science hall display board.
Thursday – Children’s choice multi sport.
Friday – Dance club. We will be participating in variety of dance games and moves ready for tonight’s disco.
Child led activities are available every afternoon.
Wraparound care phone – 07935 976949
INDEPENDENT SPORTS CLUBS
Wednesday – High Five Sports gym club 3.15pm – 4.15pm. This club costs £4.00 a week or £20.00 for a 5 week block paid directly to High Five Sports please. Spaces are available please contact Pete on 07772 935838 to book.
Friday – Premier Sports American football after school club starts 3.15pm – 4.15pm. This club cost £3.50 per session. Spaces are available please contact Peter on 07775 811746. Please note this lesson will take place outside so ensure all children have jogging bottoms. Next terms booking is now available via
We wanted to welcome you all back to school and hope that you have managed to find some time to rest over the holiday period.
As ever, if there is anything we can do to help and support – the door is open.
Just to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As a school we wanted to thank you for your continued support. It is really appreciated. It was lovely to see so many of you yesterday at the PTFA Christmas Fayre. We are counting up the money and hopefully will have a total for you by the end of the day.
We would like to thank you for the lovely gifts that have been sent in for staff. They really appreciate your kindness. All that is left to say is that I hope you have a wonderful time over Christmas and get to share it with your nearest and dearest.
Take care. Best Wishes